The Fabulous Fannichs and Terrific Torridon

7th February 2022

The Torridon avalanche forecast area is pretty big.  The ‘core’ forecast area primarily visited are the mountains and corries that surround Beinn Eighe and Liathach, then from Slioch to Bheinn Liath Mhor. On rare days, when there are not one, but two forecasters out-and-about, it’s nice to visit different areas and then compare findings.  This was the case today.

Below: the ridge line between Meall a’Bhainne (591m) and Creag Raineach Mor.  The blue sky lasted around 30 seconds before the cloud lowered once again.

Below: the cloud level generally lingered around 700m today.  As it always happens once I was back in the car, the cloud lifted providing a brief clearing of Carn na Criche (961m) and Sgurr Mor (1110m) both in the distance. 

Below: Meanwhile, further south on Beinn Eighe, impressive graupel was found.

Below:  no sun in Coire an Laoigh today, only pea soup.

At both locations, the weather was kind enough to remain (relatively) dry during the morning before the expected rain arrived in the afternoon.  Expecting it to be much colder tomorrow and already looking forward to a breakable crust.

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